The Beauty That Remains is a beautiful book was provided to me by PRH International as an invitation to participate in the book tour. I would like to thank them for approaching me with this wonderful opportunity.
I couldn’t appreciate this enough as I loved this book so much and without them, I would not have had this wonderful experience of reading this gem, as I had. Thank you.
⭐⭐⭐⭐.5 out of 5 stars
The Beauty That Remains is a book that deals with lose, grief and memories that bind us with them. It is about the connection that still remains. In this book the connection that remains is that of music, that binds them somewhere or the other.
Published by : Delacorte Press
Autumn always knew exactly who she was—a talented artist and a loyal friend. Shay was defined by two things: her bond with her twin sister, Sasha, and her love of music. And Logan always turned to writing love songs when his love life was a little less than perfect.
But when tragedy strikes each of them, somehow music is no longer enough. Now Logan can’t stop watching vlogs of his dead ex-boyfriend. Shay is a music blogger struggling to keep it together. And Autumn sends messages that she knows can never be answered.
Despite the odds, one band’s music will reunite them and prove that after grief, beauty thrives in the people left behind.
The book is written in three different perspective and each individual is dealing with a loss of someone close. The journey entails as they try to live their life without them.
I was hooked to this book from the very start of it. There was something is so relatable about this book. It was very original in its appeal as it touched reality. We all face with lose in our life, and it explains the hardship of dealing with the impossible.
Three different stories with similar pain and sorrow. It touched my heart, I did not know how attached I was to these characters until I finished it. Not only was I attached but rather I was grieving with them as they were grieving the loss.
I was regretting with their regrets and were reminiscing the memories as if they were my own.
The characters were mind-blowingly relatable. They were so real and so was there pain. No one was at fault and everyone was guilty for something, which actually reflected the idea as how we blame ourselves for something we should have done without getting the idea that death is inevitable.
The writing is introspective and naturally detailed. Not too much and not too little. It was emotional, as if the words were felt deeply.
The plot was so well constructed as everything turned out to be together in the end. I loved how different yet so same the story line was.
Also, so many characters written so differently from one another. Loved that.
Before even starting the book, the dedication to authors grandmother was something I loved and related. As I lost mine too.
The music element which was very constant throughout and which actually bounded them all together – was beautiful. It purely defined how each one of us relate to the words differently.
Also, one of the character holds a music blog- reading about blogging in books is something I admire. And I loved that part of it, as now and in future – I’m sure blogging is going to play a huge part in our lives. At least in mine. I hope.
I loved all the three stories but within the three, the story of Autumn and Tavia was my least favourite. I did not like the way Autumn treated Perry. Even though some parts of her personality were relatable, I did not like her as a character in some aspects.
Even though I found Logan’s plot to be the most emotional, I think I enjoyed Sasha’s plot like the most.
Apart from the beauty that is this book including the cover. I would like to highlight that there might be a chance that you get a little confused while reading three different perspectives and three different lives. But that is something you will get hold of once you get into it as you read.
And I would like to conclude my views by saying that i loved this book a lot and will definitely keep reading this in the future for sure.